One of the most obscure entries in the short-lived genre of prog-based horror soundtracks – and one of the best as well – music by the French group Acanthus, served up here for a creepy film by director Jean Rollin! In a way, the use of electric guitar with vampires is maybe even ... (Soundtracks, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Please Note – The covers on these has a slightly bumped corner from shipping.)
Acteurs ... LP Public Information (UK), 2013. Near Mint- ...
Agitation Free —
Last ... LP Wah Wah (Spain), 1976. New Copy ...
The last album from the legendary early run of Agitation Free – and a set that definitely shows the group at the top of their game! The tracks are long, but never rambling – jamming, but never in a noodly way – and these guys really show why their contribution to German prog was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Agitation Free —
Malesch ... LP Vertigo (Germany), 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A sublime debut from German prog outfit Agitation Free – a set that's definitely free of agitation, and one that spins out in these long, winding lines with lots of Eastern influences! There's a bit of drone to some of the grooves, but never in a sleepy or sloppy sort of way – and in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited German reissue from 2004 on Amber Soundroom. Cover has light wear.)
A great contemporary entry in the mindblowing musical legacy of Aksak Maboul – a group who first started mixing up many different genres in the late 70s, then went on to maybe set the tone for the whole creative legacy of the Crammed Discs label! Original member Marc Hollander is still at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure outings from the British underground folk scene at the start of the 70s – a set that's way way different than contemporary work on the bigger labels, and which sounds as if it was conceived and recorded a fair bit away from the mainstream! The instrumentation is a mix ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare album from Hollywood studio musicians turned garage rock heroes Davie Allan & The Arrows! This is another of their Nugget-fueling efforts with short, short cuts blazing with fuzzy-as-hell guitars, rumbling drums and thumping bass – rolling along with fluid, thematic lead guitar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has minor splitting in the top and bottom seams.)
The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early work from Ted Nugent – working here as the searing lead guitarist of the mighty Amboy Dukes! The Nuge doesn't sing on the set, but his guitar is definitely in the spotlight on most numbers – ripping out with a rawness that beats his later superstar work, and which is free to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking improvisations from the duo of Paul and Limpe Fuchs – working here at the Days Of Free Music Festival in 1977, on a host of unusual instruments of their own creation! About the only thing familiar here is the set of drums played at times by Limpe – alongside all sorts of ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing with uncensored version of "Animal". Cover has a vintage price sticker on back.)
Aorta ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ...
A lost heavy rock classic from the Dunwich Production team – recorded in Michigan, but with extra orchestral backing in Chicago – for an approach that gives the record a slightly pop quality that tempers the harder rock sound nicely. The songs are actually pretty catchy, in a post-Summe ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with 1B/1B matrix. Cover has light wear with a light horizontal crease along.)
Mid 60s concept pop from Appletree Theatre – a mix of unpredictable baroque pop, soaring string laden tunes, and more stripped down and moody numbers – and programmed as acts, in keeping with the theatre mode! What's most impressive, other than the tuneful songcraft, is that it never ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Really great work by The Association – a back-to-basics effort that has the group handling most of the instrumentation themselves, in a way that often gives the set a surprisingly intimate feel! Sure, these are the guys who virtually invented candy-coated Sunshine Pop – but they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a vintage sale sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)
A groovy groovy soundtrack that contains one of the Association's greatest songs! "Goodbye Columbus" may not be as famous as some of their bigger hits – but we love it to death, and it's the kind of catchy groover they'll find us singing in the coffin long after we've passed away! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front from sticker removal. Cover has a cut corner.)
One of the spookiest albums we've ever heard from moog maestro Mort Garson – way darker and more complex than his Wozzard Of Id or moogy horoscope projects – with a feel that's much more like his legendary Black Mass album! Like that one, there's a fair current of supernatural running ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hard-jamming bit of jazz rock – with lots of free solo work on alto and soprano sax by Ron Aspery, and a pretty strong power-trio instrumental format from Tony Hicks on drums and Colin Hodgkinson on bass. The album's more jamming than it is funky, but there's some pretty great playing on ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker in the top left corner.)
Rare live work from Back Door – a Brit trio with plenty of connections to the blues rock scene of the time, but one who has a fair bit of jazzy undertones too! The live set's presented by Alexis Korner, who also plays some guest guitar on the record – but the core sounds come from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The kind of overlooked, understated gem that should have put Badfinger at the top of the charts in the mid 70s – a record of impeccable songwriting, really great production, and a refinement of an earlier musical ideal that really points the way forward – all while avoiding most of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing with A2/B2 matrix. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)
A sweet bit of soulful rock from the end of the 60s – part pop psychedelia, part small combo grooving, with some jaunty instrumentation and nice use of organ. "Little Green Bag" is a bona-fide oldies classic – and there's plenty of other nice tracks on the album with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numberfed limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight "little green bag" colored vinyl!)
(US Harvest pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light surface wear, and is bumped at the top of the spine.)
Syd Barrett —
Opel ... LP Harvest/EMI (UK), Late 60s/1988. Sealed ...
Just Sold Out!
A Syd Barrett treasure trove – and an essential compilation of unreleased work that's a much-needed companion to Barrett's classic albums for EMI! The material here is all from the years 1968 to 1970 – tracks recorded before, during, and around the sessions that later became The Madcap ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice collection of work from Italian legend Lucio Battisti – most of which predate the 80s look of the cassettes on he cover! Lucio's in great form here – stepping out on unusual songs, but with that richly soulful style that made him one of the most important in a new generation of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s abridged reissue pressing in a barcode cover.)
Beach Boys —
Holland ... LP Brother/Warner, 1972. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
A great early 70s entry from The Beach Boys – and a record that's nicely balanced between mature pop tunes and more experimental moments! The set kicks off with the sublime "Sail On Sailor" – a tightly compressed, wonderfully catchy number that's easily one of the group's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Supreme love fest in action – and Brian's back at the production helm. Proof that therapy has some effect on the world – and with the tracks "Roller Skating Child", "Good Time", "Johnny Carson", "Night Was So Young", and "Airplane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and light edge wear.)
One of the greatest records of all time – and don't you forget it! Despite the countless lines of type that have been written about this record, nothing does it full justice like an all-through listen – something we're reminded of every time we put this one on the turntable, which is a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Beatles at their late best – on a self-titled set that's been long immortalized as The White Album! The White Album capped offed a period of intense creativity for the band, with a double set that's as freewheeling as anything they'd ever release. It's got raw rockers with wry lyricism, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2018 Giles Martin stereo mix – on 180 gram vinyl!)
Maybe our favorite Beatles album ever – a key set that bridges the catchiness of the early years and the sharper ideas of later albums – with a slightly sinister undercurrent that really keeps things fresh! The album's got some great early psych in spots, offset with wonderfully mature ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with W7/X10 #54 matrix. Cover has light wear.)
The first full album from The Beau Brummels – an early Autumn Records effort before their headier days at Warner – cut with a style that could well make the group a key force to stop the British Invasion of the 60s! There's a great sense of jangle-pop throughout – a slight twang ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous album from The Beau Brummels – one of the lesser-remembered groups from the late 60s Warner hipster heyday! At some level, the group's a folk-rock outfit – with the left-of-center feel of some of Fred Neil's best work for Capitol, and a similar blend of east coast honesty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing! Cover has a cutout hole, and some light water staining in a bottom corner – but is nice overall.)
Rare funky fusion by this overlooked French guitarist – recorded in New York with a really unusual group, and in a setting that has Alain Bellaiche providing a bit of vocals too! The sound is great – different than some of the more jamming rock fusion of the European scene at mid 70s ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Please Note – one cover corner is slightly bumped from shipping, but the rest is great.)
Ben ... LP Vertigo/Trading Places (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
The only album ever issued by Ben – one of the more obscure groups from the Canterbury scene, and one of the jazziest too! The group start the set with a tune by Keith Jarrett, then soar through a mostly instrumental batch of tracks – all long, with razor-sharp time changes, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Benjamin Booker —
Witness ... LP ATO (UK), 2017. Near Mint- ...
Completely wonderful work from Matt Berry – an actor that most folks know for his hilarious performances in a number of TV shows – but also a surprisingly strong singer/songwriter, with a down to earth and honest vibe that's completely different than his role on screen! In fact, forget ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first full album featuring the incredible voice of Janis Joplin, as the singer of Big Brother & The Holding Company! Even at this early point, it's clear that there's some really incredible things happening with this band. Originally released on Mainstream, the production is a bit thin ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo Mainstream pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
There's no Bing, there's no Ruth – just a trio headed by composer David Moore, who plays these fantastic lines on Farfisa organ alongside the clarinet of Jeremy Viner and bass of Jeff Ratner! The instrument was maybe used most famously in a setting like this by Philip Glass in the 70s – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice bit of rockin' funky soul by a band that we know little about, but who seem to be an LA rock band that's obsessed with soul music. The LP contains a great 11 minute version of "Cold Sweat", played with a lot of funky vamping by the band in a JB's style. There's also a nice version ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic sounds from Tim Blake – an artist who previously worked with Gong, and sometimes worked with Hawkwind – but who really came into his own on this legendary album of electronics! Tim works here on a self-constructed "crystal machine" – a bank of electronics that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Mick Abrams on lead vocals and guitar – and titles that include "Variations On Nainos", "San Francisco Sketches", "Toys", "Send Your Son To Die", "The Squirreling Must Go On", and "Meanie Monday". LP, Vinyl record album
The breakthrough album by Blondie! Parallel Lines is their third album overall, and having been released only 7 months after their second, you know they were hungry to break big – and they do it here with unbeatable cool. For as tight and bright as as the sound is, a trademark of producer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A wild debut from Blood Sweat & Tears – one of those records that forever changed the face of popular music! The set's noteworthy not just for early vocals from Al Kooper – who was a key part of the group at their start – but also for key production work from a young John ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear.)
At this point, the heavy rockers of Blue Cheer's members included Dickie Peterson on bass, guitar, and vocals, Gary Yoder on guitar, harp and vocals, Norman Mayell on drums, percussion, guitar and sitar and Ralph Kellogg on piano, organ and bass. The tracks include "Good Times Are So Hard To ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album